GOLDEN CHARIOT | PRIDE OF SOUTH - LUXURY TRAIN TOUR INDIA
"Rated 4th best luxury train in the world."
ABOUT GOLDEN CHARIOT - PRIDE OF SOUTH
Named after the famous Stone Chariot in Hampi, a World Heritage Site in South India, The Golden Chariot conveys you in luxurious comfort on voyages through time and exotic South Indian locales. On these journeys, it unravels for you both eras hidden behind time's veil and the splendors of the present day. Come aboard, on a journey filled with moments worth cherishing for a lifetime.
Your chambers are steeped in history. Chambers in which, you will retire under a sky of craftsmanship that narrate timeless tales. Sink into a bed of royalty, reminiscent of the Mysore Maharajas, admire the intricate carvings on the ceiling, the wall panels, and furniture inspired by Mysore and Hoysala architecture.
Each Coach of the “The Golden Chariot” has been named after the dynasties that ruled Karnataka - Kadamba, Hoysala, Rastrakota, Ganga, Chalukya, Bhahamani, Adhilshahi, Sangama, Shathavashna, Yudukula and Vijayanagar.
Fully air-conditioned cabins.
26 twin beds, 17 double bed cabins, and 1 cabin for the physically challenged.Vanity / Writing desk.
Every cabin is equipped with LCD television, DVD with 6 satellite channels, wardrobe, vanity/writing desk and a private bathroom with luxurious amenities and accessories
Nala and Ruchi - Two RestaurantsNala named after a king and legendary chef from the times of the Mahabharata. Ruchi, a name that means fine taste in Sanskrit. The two restaurants serve a spread of vegetarian and non-vegetarian culinary delights.
Interiors inspired by the timeless aesthetics of Hampi and Halebid.
4-seater and 2-seater dining cabins with comfortable sofas and chairs.
Madira - The Lounge BarTimeless like the spirits we serve, Madira, the mythical drink of the gods in the lounge bar aboard The Golden Chariot. Pour yourself fine spirits as you unravel your soul, as you watch performances of local artisans. Celebrate the journey into timelessness as lilting music uplifts you.
Relaxing and elegant seating at the bar. Plush and royal interiors modeled after the Mysore Palace. Gym CoachAttain Nirvana.Spa and Gym on The Golden Chariot, discover age-old traditions and cures to modern-day stress. Two massage rooms for an out of this world rejuvenation experience. For those who prefer a local flavor - Ayurveda massages are provided. Fully equipped gymnasium
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1 - Bangalore
3:00pm to 4.00pm:Check-in at Taj West End
4.00 pm to 5.00 pm: High Tea at Banquet Hall
5.00 pm to 5.30 pm: Presentation on The Golden Chariot tour, Dos and Donts, safety and security, etc.
5.30 pm to 6.30 pm: Visit Chitrakala Parishad / Art Gallery
6.30pm to 7.30pm:Cultural Show
8.00 pm: Arrive at Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Platform No.6 to a traditional Indian welcome. Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot
9.00 pm: Depart to Mysore
Day 1 - Bangalore Alternate Itinerary*
11:00 am onwards: Check-in at Our Our Native Village
12:00pm to 2.00pm:Lunch
2.30 pm to 3.00 pm: Briefing on The Golden Chariot
3.00 pm to 3.30 pm: What makes us a 100% Eco Resort - Resort Tour
3.30pm to 4.00pm:The Revivalist Movement - Art & Culture Tour
4.00 pm to 4.30 pm: Living an organic life - Herbal & Medicinal Plant Tour, Organic Farm Tour
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm: Pottery Session, exploring the simplicity of village games, playing Indian village games and bullock Cart rides
6.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Rest and depart to Yeshwantpur Railway Station*Optional itinerary for those who do not opt for Taj West End check-in and Bangalore sightseeing.
Day 2 - KabiniMYSORE / KABINI
10:00 AM: Visit the Mysore Palace after breakfast
11:00 AM: Later depart for Kabini
01:00 pm: Reach Jungle Lodges Lunch at the Jungle LodgesPost LunchJungle Safari
07:40 pm: Screening of wildlife film in the evening Dinner and stay overnight at Jungle Lodges
Day 3 - Mysore (Wednesday)
06:30 am Boat Safari
09:30 am After breakfast, depart for Mysore
11:30 am Back onboard The Golden Chariot
01:00 pm Lunch onboard The Golden Chariot
03:00 pm Mysore sightseeing: A Visit to Srirangapatnam and later some shopping
07:00 pm Reach Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel for a cultural performance followed by dinner.
10:00 pm Back onboard The Golden Chariot
Day 4 - Hassan (Thursday)
06:00 am: Depart from Mysore to Hassan
08:15 am: Arrive at Hassan
09:00 am: Depart for sightseeing to Shravanabelagola(Please note that you would have to climb close to 700 steps to experience the architectural marvel. Only those who can undertake this are advised to do so. Guests unwilling to climb can stay back onboard The Golden Chariot.)
01:00 pm: Lunch on board The Golden Chariot
02:45 pm: Depart for Belur and Halebidu for sightseeing
07:15 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot
07:45 pm: Depart to HospetDinner onboard The Golden Chariot
Day 5 - Hospet
06:00 am: Arrive at Hospet
08:30 am: After breakfast, depart for Hampi sightseeing: VirupakshaTemple, Queens's Bath, Elephant stables, local crafts bazaar, Royal enclosure, Hazara Rama Temple.
01:00 pm: Return to The Golden Chariot for lunch
04:30 pm: Depart for sightseeing Vittala Temple with the beautiful Stone Chariot.
08:00 pm: Back onboard The Golden ChariotDinner onboard The Golden Chariot
Day 6 - Badami
05:00 am: Depart from Hospet to Badami
07.30 am: Breakfast on board the Golden chariot.
08:30 am: Arrive at Badami
08:40 am: SightseeingTour: Badami Caves and Pattadakal.
01:30 pm: Back onboard The Golden Chariot for lunch
02:00 pm: Depart for GoaRelax and enjoy the facilities onboard - Spa, Gym, etc.Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot. Reach Goapast midnight
Day 7 - Goa
09:30 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
10:00am:Depart for sightseeing
11:00 am: Visit the famous churches of Old Goa
12:15 pm: Visit an old Portuguese house; Sola Souto Maior for tea/coffee and cookies; shopping at the emporium
02:00 pm: Reach Majorda Beach Resort for lunch
03:00 pm: An Ayurvedic massage, a visit to the casino, a dip in the pool/beach, etc.
04:00 pm: Depart from the resort
05:30 pm: Back on Board The Golden Chariot
07:00 pm: Dinner onboard The Golden Chariot Depart for Bangalore
Day 8 - Bangalore
09:30 am: Breakfast onboard The Golden Chariot
11:00 am: Reach Yeswanthpur Railway StationFarewell by the entire crew.
This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.
(B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
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Golden Chariot | Pride of South -
Luxury train tour
October until April every year.
USD 4200* Deluxe Cabin for 7Nights/8 Days.
USD 3150 Single Supplement.
* Exclusive of Taxes